Fairfax County, Virginia


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NCS News and Information

Stories and News from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

Spring Break Recreation Programs Keep Kids/Teens Engaged and Active!


Spring Break is just around the corner - and it'll be here before you know it! Make your plans today for your kids and teens to have a fun and fulfilling experience this spring.

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Spring Break Recreation Programs Keep Kids/Teens Engaged and Active!

Neighborhood Book Exchange Program Aims to Promote Community Literacy


Have you ever gotten lost in the pages of a good book? Has your imagination taken flight? Have you learned something new or have you developed a new interest through reading?

Today, community centers across Fairfax County are providingreaders of all ages with a way to find access to and share books among their neighbors to inspire a love of reading and to reap the long-term…

Fight Hunger. Feed Hope. Stuff the Bus!


The buses are fueled and ready to roll as the county’s post-holiday food drive—Stuff the Bus—hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.

From Martin Luther King weekend through Presidents Day, Stuff the Bus will visit several local grocery stores to collect donated food and household items that will be delivered to community-based non-profit food pantries…

RECQuest, Teens in Action Programs Keep Kids Engaged Over Winter Break


Fairfax County Public Schools will soon settle down for their "long winter's nap," but that doesn't meanFairfax kids and teens havenothing to do!

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Teens…

County Conversation Podcast Highlights Food Distribution and Insecurity


November 7, 2018 - 'Tis the season of giving; and the chances are, families and residents across the county will be involved in a number of charitable efforts this holiday season. One way Fairfax County residents participate in giving back is through donating food and other household items to local food pantries and other non-profit organizations who specialize in providing these items to those…

County Seeks Community Input on Funding Pool Priorities


Fairfax County is seeking public input in an effort to validate community priorities for committing county funds to address human services needs. The county’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP) is an allocation of funds earmarked by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to be administered to local nonprofits and community-based organizations as an investment in programs…

Fairfax County Awarded Grant to Develop Outcomes-Based Approach to Human Services Funding

Fairfax County was announced as one of four national recipients of a partnership grant aimed at developing some of the nation’s first Outcomes Rate Cards—an innovative “pay-for-performance” approach to social contracting and financing which incentivizes the achievement of desired outcomes. As a recipient of this unique partnership opportunity, the Department of Neighborhood and Community…

Volunteer Dollmakers Bring Smiles, Comfort to Thousands


It’s no fun being sick. Through years of experience, most adults understand that dealing with pain, discomfort, fatigue, frailties and fear can be among life’s most daunting challenges. When it comes to children, those challenges can be compounded with limited understanding and a difficulty to express the thoughts and emotions that are, no doubt, swirling inside.

For more than…

Aviation Camp has Teens Soaring to New Heights


Forget driver’s education, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services’ (NCS) Aviation Camp, has teens cleared for takeoff!

The week-long camp, made possible in partnership with Danielle Blunt Craddock of Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead (GIRL) and led by Retired Rear Admiral Arthur Johnson, provided an interactive opportunity for more than a dozen teens from the…

Get to Know your Local Government

Join Providence District Supervisor, Linda Smyth, and staff from a variety of county agencies to learn more about the role of local government and how you can play a role in shaping the future of your community.